A police officer being dragged by a car shot and killed the 35-year-old male driver late Thursday in West Philadelphia, authorities said.
Police said the officer was trying to prevent the man from fleeing when he drove off.
Lt. Ray Evers gave the following account:
Around 11 p.m., two uniformed 19th District officers in a marked car saw a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu make an illegal turn at 65th Street and Girard Avenue.
The officers stopped the car and during the course of their investigation asked the man behind the wheel to step out.